©Robbie Jack
©Robbie Jack

Directed by

Simon McBurney


Emanuel Schikaneder


Stephen Jeffreys


Pablo Heras-Casado, Gergely Madaras, Mark Wrigglesworth

Set design

Michael Levine


Nicky Gillibrand


Josie Daxter


Jean Kalman

Video design

Finn Ross


Gareth Fry

‘Startling humour and theatrical wizardry’ The Observer

Mozart’s timeless classic explores the search for true love and wisdom as the royal prince Tamino and the bird-catcher Papageno must overcome a series of trials in order to rescue Pamina from the grasp of the manipulative Queen of Night.

This is a wonderfully theatrical and imaginative staging where live sound effects and breathtaking animations help bring this captivating tale to life.

The unforgettable storytelling will be matched by music-making of the very highest level, with ENO Music Director Mark Wigglesworth conducting a world-class cast including Allan Clayton as Tamino and Lucy Crowe as Pamina.



A collaboration with English National Opera
with Dutch National Opera and Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
Original production supported by ENO’s Contemporary Opera Group and the English National Opera Trust


Performed at Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam 2012 & 2015, English National Opera, London 2013 & 2016, Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2014.